South Africa

Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... First year report The objective of identifying opportunities for physical integration has been pursued. Designs for the physical experimentation with managed aquifer recharge are being developed and two case sites have been selected. Actual experi ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-04-30 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), Future Water Institute, South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa

Research project Groundwater is an increasingly important source of water supply for agriculture, households, and industry. With population growth and increasing climate variability, this water resource plays an increasingly important role in South Africa (RSA) to en ... Midterm report Two sites for detailed hydrogeological observations have been established. New and existing wells have been equipped for automated monitoring of groundwater levels. The monitoring wells are generating data on focused recharge when t ...
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Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure

Research project The overall objective is to develop an evidence-based integrated framework and prototype “investment case” for strengthening water-related Ecological Infrastructure (EI). The project will generate new knowledge by combining livelihoods and value chai ... Midterm report SEBEI aims to assess and connect hydrological and societal benefits of maintaining and restoring nature’s own environmental services to mankind, i.e. strengthening the Ecological Infrastructure. This is needed in order to ensure qua ...
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Mobility Grant of Ms Amber Abrams

Research project The Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA) project was conceived largely in response to the Cape Town water crisis. Pressing issues HATA will research include: people’s relationships to place and history when the environment no longer reliably provides ...
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Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS)

Research project The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a transition toward sustainability in the energy sector of emerging economies, including sustainable development of local communities and local industries. The project will analyse the developm ... Midterm report The TENTRANS project aims at understanding the development impacts of RE tendering schemes, and at providing input to improved policies and inclusive implementation by private sector actors. After two years, researchers in all WPs a ...
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Mobility grant of Mr Samson O. Masebinu

Research project Formulation of the electricity pricing structure of student residence. Formulation of student residence characteristics and electricity consumption pattern. Investigate to identify possible energy efficiency strategies to reduce electricity per unit ... Status of communication and outreach activities During the research residence, we published three research manuscript. Another article on “enabling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa: Technologies, opportunities, challenges and solution ...
Period: 2019-09-2 to 2020-05-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa Project code: 19-MG04AAU Total grant: 163,680 DKK
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Mobility Grant project of Ms Jessica Chamier

Research project Project Title: Recycling of Fuel Cell Waste. Globally the implementation of Hydrogen fuel cell (FC) technologies is increasing. FC may have lifetimes of up to 10 years, the limiter is the platinum group metal (PGM) containing membrane electrode ...The project resulted in multiple communication outputs, including: 1. R. Sharma, Y. Wang, F. Li, J. Chamier, S. M. Andersen. ACS Omega 2019 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.9b02351 2. R. Sharma, Y. Wang, F. Li, J. Chamier, S. M. Andersen ...
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